View Full Version : Pakefield Radar CHL Station. March 2011. Pakefield Roc.

Black Shuck
20-03-2011, 09:33 PM
The British had realised the need for methods of detecting aircraft in the event of war and in the mid thirties, research was undertaken and developed on the use of 'Radio Direction Finding', or RDF. A prototype RDF system was built at Bawdsey (called Chain Home or CH) in 1937, and further development led to a 'beamed radar' (called Chain Home Low or CHL). This was more reliable than CH in bad weather and had a range of upto 160 km. Pakefield was one of the CHL sites operational during the war.
Toady the remaining buildings are perilously close to the cliff edge. http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k630/BlackShuck999/DSCF7657-1.jpghttp://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k630/BlackShuck999/DSCF7669.jpghttp://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k630/BlackShuck999/DSCF7661.jpghttp://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k630/BlackShuck999/DSCF7657.jpghttp://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k630/BlackShuck999/DSCF7648.jpghttp://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k630/BlackShuck999/DSCF7645.jpghttp://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k630/BlackShuck999/DSCF7641.jpghttp://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k630/BlackShuck999/DSCF7640.jpghttp://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k630/BlackShuck999/DSCF7636.jpg

21-03-2011, 08:20 PM
Nice stuff, is that an observation point on top?

21-03-2011, 08:31 PM
That's cool, great report.

Black Shuck
22-03-2011, 05:15 PM
Nice stuff, is that an observation point on top?
Yes Simonix it is Fella, what is left of the ROC Shaft is to the left of the main CHL Building.

Black Shuck
22-03-2011, 05:18 PM
Thanks Elvis, not the biggest explore but it was at least a 2 mile walk along the Coastal Path on the Cliff top to get to it!! , Was a tad hairy at some points as well. My daughter came and were knackered by the time we got back to the car!!, suffice to say there was a McDonalds less than 2 mins from the car!!! Lush!

29-03-2011, 01:01 PM
The structures on this site look exactly the same as Barrow Common CHL station...
Nice :-D